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Ding, dong, it appears as though Uganda’s anti-gay bill is dead (via @amnesty). There is no emoticon ecstatic enough to express the joy.

But in less happy happenings this week, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) apparently lost its damn mind and decided to honor Equitorial Guinea’s notorious dictator by naming an award after him.

In other gaffes, New Zealand’s prime minister made a tasteless (!) cannibalism joke about a native group that’s already mad at him for refusing to give back sacred tribal land. 

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any uglier in Arizona, the state is turning its nasty attention to immigrant kids.

Seriously, though: Uganda. That bit, at least, is really good news.  


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